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The template effect of solvents on high yield synthesis, co-cyclization of pillar[6]arenes and interconversion between pillar[5]- and pillar[6]arenes

4 May, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5774-5777
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01968G, CommunicationTomoki Ogoshi, Naosuke Ueshima, Tomohiro Akutsu, Daiki Yamafuji, Takuya Furuta, Fumiyasu Sakakibara, Tada-aki Yamagishi
We have successfully synthesized a pillar[6]arene in high yield and a co-pillar[6]arene by a thermodynamically controlled cyclization process.
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Nitric oxide release triggered by two-photon excited photoluminescence of engineered nanomaterials

4 May, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5725-5728
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01126K, CommunicationLianjiang Tan, Ajun Wan, Xiaomin Zhu, Huili Li
Mn2+-ZnS@CS-RBS nanospheres were designed and synthesized by a facile method for NO delivery triggered by NIR-II light.
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The synthesis route and the growth mechanism of aligned GaN nanobelts

4 May, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5695-5698
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01303D, CommunicationChenlong Chen, Mitch M. C. Chou, Tao Yan, Huichun Huang, Cheng-Ying James Lu, Chienhui Chen
Aligned GaN nanobelt arrays were synthesized by a hybrid Au-assisted nucleation and non-Au-assisted anisotropic vapor-solid growth process on a (100) [gamma]-LiAlO2 substrate.
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Facile synthesis of asymmetric Ag-organosilica hybrid nanoparticles with tunable morphologies and optical properties

4 May, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5767-5770
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02137A, CommunicationYangyi Sun, Min Chen, Zengbo Wang, Limin Wu
This study reports a simple and novel method for synthesizing asymmetric Ag-organosilica hybrid nanoparticles with finely-tuned morphologies and optical properties.
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Dual-functionalized mesoporous TiO2 hollow nanospheres for improved CO2 separation membranes

4 May, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5717-5720
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00513A, CommunicationDong Kyu Roh, Sang Jin Kim, Won Seok Chi, Jin Kyu Kim, Jong Hak Kim
Simultaneous improvement in CO2 permeability and CO2/N2 selectivity was obtained from mixed matrix membranes consisting of graft copolymer and dual-functionalized mesoporous TiO2 hollow nanospheres (f-MTHSs).
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Triphenylphosphine-catalysed amide bond formation between carboxylic acids and amines

4 May, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5763-5766
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01861C, CommunicationDanny C. Lenstra, Floris P. J. T. Rutjes, Jasmin Mecinovic
Unactivated carboxylic acids and amines undergo organocatalytic Ph3P/CCl4-mediated amide bond formation by employing in situ reduction of triphenylphosphine oxide to triphenylphosphine in the presence of diethoxymethylsilane and bis(4-nitrophenyl)phosphate.
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Synthesis and characterization of a mercury-containing trimetalloboride

4 May, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5729-5732
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01246A, CommunicationRudiger Bertermann, Holger Braunschweig, William C. Ewing, Thomas Kramer, Ashwini K. Phukan, Alfredo Vargas, Christine Werner
This work presents a novel mercury metalloboride where bonding is described as a combination of [sigma]-donation and [small pi]-back-donation.
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Novel tartrate-derived guanidine-catalyzed highly enantio- and diastereoselective Michael addition of 3-substituted oxindoles to nitroolefins

4 May, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5760-5762
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01817F, CommunicationLiwei Zou, Xiaoze Bao, Yuanyuan Ma, Yuming Song, Jingping Qu, Baomin Wang
A highly asymmetric conjugate addition of 3-substituted oxindoles to nitroolefins was effected by a novel tartrate-derived guanidine with an extraordinarily broad substrate scope.
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Ionic liquid functionalized Janus nanosheets

4 May, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5706-5709
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00649F, CommunicationXuyang Ji, Qian Zhang, Fuxin Liang, Qinan Chen, Xiaozhong Qu, Chengliang Zhang, Qian Wang, Jiaoli Li, Ximing Song, Zhenzhong Yang
Ionic liquid functionalized Janus nanosheets are synthesized by selective treatment of the imidazolin terminated side of Janus nanosheets while the other side is preserved.
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Molecularly imprinted nanoparticles as tailor-made sensors for small fluorescent molecules

4 May, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5752-5755
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01516A, CommunicationJoseph K. Awino, Yan Zhao
Molecular imprinting within fluorescently labeled cross-linked micelles yielded highly specific, FRET-based sensors for water-soluble naphthyl derivatives.
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Detection of A[small beta] plaques in mouse brain by using a disaggregation-induced fluorescence-enhancing probe

4 May, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5741-5744
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02011A, CommunicationYeon Ok Lee, Jung-Won Shin, Chunsik Yi, Yun Hak Lee, Nak-Won Sohn, Chulhun Kang, Jong Seung Kim
We herein report a fluorescence probe 1 capable of detecting water-soluble oligomeric A[small beta] aggregates and A[small beta] fibrils. Upon injection into A[small beta]42-challenged mouse brains, probe 1 shows increased fluorescence intensity, indicating its facile binding to extracellular A[small beta] fibrils in brain tissues.
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Biotin-conjugated N-methylisatoic anhydride: a chemical tool for nucleic acid separation by selective 2[prime or minute]-hydroxyl acylation of RNA

4 May, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5748-5751
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01134A, CommunicationS. Ursuegui, N. Chivot, S. Moutin, A. Burr, C. Fossey, T. Cailly, A. Laayoun, F. Fabis, A. Laurent
An isatoic anhydride derivative, bearing a biotin and a disulfide linker, was specifically designed for separation of nucleic acids by a selective 2[prime or minute]-hydroxyl acylation of RNA.
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A silver(I) coordinated phenanthroline-based polymer with high ethylene/ethane adsorption selectivity

4 May, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5745-5747
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02143F, CommunicationChao Yu, Matthew G. Cowan, Richard D. Noble, Wei Zhang
A non-porous silver(I) coordinated phenanthroline-based polymer was constructed through Sonogashira coupling, which shows a highly ideal ethylene/ethane adsorption selectivity (15/1) and high ethylene uptake (5.0 mmol g-1) at ambient temperature and pressure.
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Supramolecular self-assembly of brominated molecules on a silicon surface

4 May, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5714-5716
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01158A, CommunicationY. Makoudi, M. Beyer, J. Jeannoutot, F. Picaud, F. Palmino, F. Cherioux
Hydrogen and halogen bonds have been associated for the growth of 2D compact supramolecular networks on a silicon surface.
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The use of a rigid tritopic phosphonic ligand for the synthesis of a robust honeycomb-like layered zirconium phosphonate framework

4 May, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5737-5740
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01253D, CommunicationMarco Taddei, Ferdinando Costantino, Riccardo Vivani, Stefano Sabatini, Sang-Ho Lim, Seth M. Cohen
1,3,5-Tris(4-phosphonophenyl)benzene was synthesized via a microwave heating assisted route and was subsequently used for the preparation of a new zirconium phosphonate with honeycomb-like structure displaying remarkable thermal stability and hydrolysis resistance.
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Convenient purification of gold clusters by co-precipitation for improved sensing of hydrogen peroxide, mercury ions and pesticides

4 May, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5703-5705
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02008A, CommunicationGuijian Guan, Shuang-Yuan Zhang, Yongqing Cai, Shuhua Liu, M. S. Bharathi, Michelle Low, Yong Yu, Jianping Xie, Yuangang Zheng, Yong-Wei Zhang, Ming-Yong Han
A co-precipitation strategy is developed to purify the protein-protected gold clusters for the improved sensitive detection and selective visualization.
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Phosphine-catalyzed sequential annulation domino reaction: rapid construction of bicyclo[4.1.0]heptene skeletons

4 May, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5710-5713
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01097C, CommunicationJie Zheng, You Huang, Zhengming Li
(4-FC6H4)3P-catalyzed sequential annulation of dienic sulfones with MBH carbonates, the more reaction sites that were used, the more new bonds and rings were formed.
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A highly sensitive and reductant-resistant fluorescent probe for nitroxyl in aqueous solution and serum

4 May, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5790-5792
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01440E, CommunicationGuo-Jiang Mao, Xiao-Bing Zhang, Xue-Lin Shi, Hong-Wen Liu, Yong-Xiang Wu, Li-Yi Zhou, Weihong Tan, Ru-Qin Yu
A novel coumarin-based fluorescent probe, P-CM, for quantitative detection of nitroxyl (HNO) was developed. P-CM exhibits a selective response to HNO over other biological reductants and was also applied for quantitative detection of HNO in bovine serum with satisfactory results.
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Nanopapers for organic solvent nanofiltration

4 May, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5778-5781
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00467A, CommunicationA. Mautner, K.-Y. Lee, P. Lahtinen, M. Hakalahti, T. Tammelin, K. Li, A. Bismarck
The production of nanopapers from nanocellulose suspensions by a papermaking-process and their utilization as organic solvent nanofiltration membranes is demonstrated.
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Exploiting lanthanide luminescence in supramolecular assemblies

4 May, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5678-5687
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01138D, Feature ArticleJoshua Lehr, Paul D. Beer, Stephen Faulkner, Jason J. Davis
We review herein significant and recent work focused on the incorporation of luminescent lanthanides into switchable, supramolecular and surface bound assemblies.
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